School of Arts, Design and Architecture

BATCircle – Circular ecosystem of battery metals

Designs for a Cooler Planet: Responsible and efficient recycling of end-of-life batteries is needed for energy and mobility transitions.

rivi värikkäitä ainesosia joita jää, kun akku tai patteri hajotetaan osiksi

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Väreen aulaan on pystytetty näyttely, jonka rakenteiden alla voi kulkea: kattorakenteesta roikkuu kasveja ja julisteita
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Designs for a Cooler Planet: ‘The Race’ theme calls for action

Collaboration between designers, researchers and stakeholders can lead to better solutions for society and the environment.
Julia Lohmann's Department of Seaweed at WEF. Photo: Mikko Raskinen
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Julia Lohmann: ‘We know too much and do too little’

Lohmann’s magnificent seaweed pavilion has been shortlisted in the sustainable design category for Dezeen Awards 2020.

News

kaksi naista istuu punaisilla tuoleilla studiossa keskustelemassa, taustalla musta verho ja keltainen lattia
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What can we learn from the pandemic?

Aalto University's studio discussion focused on what the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us about the importance of the environment for health and wellbeing.
vaatemallit seisovat metsän keskellä ja katsovat kameraan
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Young Designer of the Year 2020 Ervin Latimer wants to highlight minorities

Latimer’s winning work draws on drag culture. Outfits play with the sexes and are adaptable.
NUKUMORI textile collection by Elisa Defossez
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Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design student Elisa Defossez won the Materials Innovation prize at at NextGen Awards Première Vision

Elisa Defossez entered the competition with her Master’s Thesis Project Nukumori – Surfaces of coziness.
AVEK 2020
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Finland's most significant media art award granted to artist Jenna Sutela

Aalto Media Lab graduate Jenna Sutela wins the 2020 AVEK Media Art prize

Meet our people

Post doc tutkija Michael Lettenmeier Kuva: Sanna Lehto

What can you do for the climate?

Within the next ten years, Finns need to cut down more than 75% of our carbon footprint. The change is enormous, and will be based on new lifestyles, says Michael Lettenmeier.

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Karin Krokfors, kuva: Sanna Lehto

'We must look to the past, for a lesson in designing buildings for the future'

Architect Karin Krokfors says buildings should be designed to be adaptable over time. And that history holds plenty of examples for us to study.

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Janne Pärssinen seisoo Mitsubishi Electronicin rakennuksen edessä Japanissa.

Internship in Japan: Working as an Industrial Designer at Mitsubishi Electric

Janne Pärssinen, a master student in Industrial Design, is delighted he had influence on the projects as an intern.

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Andy Best. Kuva: Sanna Lehto

'Humans are not wired to make sensible choices'

Sculpture lecturer Andy Best talks about technology and the role of art in a world of rising consumption and shrinking public spaces.

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Julia Lohmann's Department of Seaweed at WEF. Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Julia Lohmann: ‘We know too much and do too little’

Lohmann’s magnificent seaweed pavilion has been shortlisted in the sustainable design category for Dezeen Awards 2020.

News
sebastianschlecht

Building interdisciplinary connections through a new joint position

This September will be a start of building a new connection between disciplines as Sebastian Schlecht takes on the position as the professor of practice in Sound in Virtual Reality.

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Aalto Art and Design Cases

Aalto Design Cases is a platform for activity-based creativity and practice-based research in the Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

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Nyang'oro Girls Dormitory, a project by Hollmén Reuter Sandman

Prominent art at Aalto University

Aalto University promotes visibility and impact of art and creativity both in society and at our own campus. Aalto University uses one percent of building costs to fund art.

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Dipoli artworks

Creativity Unfolded

Aalto University’s blog series Creativity Unfolded focuses on insights linked to creativity in a multitude of ways. Topics include design, technology, media, architecture, film, games, art theory and more. Read and join the conversation.

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Events

Solve the SDGs banner with Junction, Aalto University and Aalto Ventures Program logos
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Solve the SDGs

Solve the SDGs is an online hackathon, where participants work together with world-class mentors to solve sustainability-related problems.
Kuva: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski.
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Internet Forum – Public lecture series online: The future of technology and Finland

Technology is changing the world more radically than ever before. Join Internet Forum public lectures to hear top experts discuss the topic on online lectures!
andre rocha
Lectures and seminars

New Media Doctoral Seminar

Welcome to the first New Media Doctoral Seminar of the semester!
Kuva: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski.
Lectures and seminars (recurring)

Internet Forum – Public lecture series online: The future of technology and Finland

Technology is changing the world more radically than ever before. Join Internet Forum public lectures to hear top experts discuss the topic on online lectures!
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Where to find us

School of Arts, Design and Architecture by Sari Dhima

Väre

Otaniementie 14
School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Locations
Aalto-yliopisto / Kandidaattikeskus / katsomo / kuva: Tuomas Uusheimo

Undergraduate Centre

Otakaari 1, Espoo.

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Otakaari 7

Otakaari 7

Otakaari 7

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